California Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 1599.64


(a)

All abbreviated contracts of admission and contracts of admission shall be printed in black type of not less than 10-point type size, on plain white paper. The print shall appear on one side of the paper only.

(b)

The contract shall be written in clear, coherent, and unambiguous language, using words with common and everyday meanings. It shall be appropriately divided, and each section captioned.

(c)

The contract for a skilled nursing facility shall have an attachment that is placed before any other attachment and that shall disclose the name of the owner and licensee of the skilled nursing facility and the name and contact information of a single entity that is responsible for all aspects of patient care and the operation of the facility.

(d)

An abbreviated contract of admission shall include a statement indicating that respite care services, as defined in Section 1418.1, provided by the skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility is not a Medi-Cal covered service and can only be provided by the facility on a private-pay or third-party payor basis, unless the person is participating in a Medicaid waiver program pursuant to Section 1396n of Title 42 of the United States Code, or other respite care service already covered by the Medi-Cal program.

(e)

An abbreviated contract of admission shall specify the discharge date agreed to upon admission by the skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility and the person being admitted or his or her representative. This discharge date shall be binding as a ground for discharge in addition to any other ground for discharge pursuant to federal or state law and regulations.

(f)

An abbreviated contract of admission shall include a statement informing the person being admitted for respite care services that the contract is designed specifically for the provision of respite care services and cannot be used for any other type of admission to the facility.
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